Big Brother Australia is back in all its chaotic glory for 2022 and Twitter are already picking favourites amongst the contestants.
The premiere episode of the new season – which is under the fans versus favourites format –saw four of our fave Big Brother royals return and run amok amongst 11 brand new housemates.
Firstly, we were welcomed by one hell of a #TBT montage (did the ‘Oats A La Layla‘ clip have anyone else crying?) and then Tim Dormer and Reggie Bird returned! Farmer Dave Graham and Estelle Landy followed them in.
Everyone was reunited and for some reason, Big Brother seems to have a personality now and isn’t just some soulless, omnipresent voice.
PLOT TWIST: Just as the returning contenders were settling in, Big Brother gave them a challenge – to hide from the 11 new housemates for a bit. If completed they would be granted immunity for a week.
I hope Tim wreaks havoc again. He’s so fun and enjoyable tbh. #BBAU— Alisha. (@Lisheon) May 9, 2022
so excited to relive my 12 year old drew & tully fangirl days #BBAU— emma cooper εїз (@emmaangelx) May 9, 2022
We Met the New Housemates
Johnson, who is OBSESSED with BBAU, Aleisha, who Twitter reckons seems like a vibe (pls don’t make me regret typing that) and Jaycee, who is exactly what you would expect from a TikTok star, were the first newbies to enter the house.
Oh yeah, turns out Sam and Josh went on a tinder date once?
Tim and Dave had a yarn about coming out while spying on the newbies from the cupboard.
I think they’ve got a collective IQ of 5.3 #BBAU— Eric (@bananman1234) May 9, 2022
josh is byron bay personified #bbau— cailin 🥀 (@sunflowercailin) May 9, 2022
The New Contestants Met Big Brother For the First Time
The newbies – who were still screaming – met Big Brother for the first time
While they were watching the big budget fireworks, Tim went around kicking over their suitcases
Then, the oldies (but goodies) made it to ~the mainframe~ where they can watch, listen and learn about – oh, and control – their new housemates.
Josh and Sam had a chat about their shared past. The OG’s watched on and judged.
“he’s not gay? young people are so confusing” LMAO #BBAU— scarlett (@scarledoublet) May 9, 2022
off brand luke hemings getting weird #bbau— ally (@fiImpeter) May 9, 2022
If you’re a producer on #BBAU and able to track down another contestant’s Tinder date from SIX years ago just to put them in the same house together, then you should be working for ASIO or the FBI instead – your research and hunting talents are being WASTED here, darl 😜 pic.twitter.com/1QHUi9veP7— seapunk aesthete 💮 (@BiancaNeveXO) May 9, 2022
The Royals BECAME Big Brother Temporarily
For a hot min, Big Brother let the OGs BE big brother
Notably, they exposed Sam and Josh’s thing (kind of) but Josh played dumb.
The First Challenge
The very first challenge of Big Brother Australia 2022 had Twitter in a conniption.
ICYMI: Joel won and Josh chucked a tanty.
The challenges are so unnecessary tbh we just want the fuckery of interpersonal drama #BBAU— bald spice (@lenpuppy) May 9, 2022
Okay it’s official, Reggie calling someone in a challenge on Big Brother “unco” is going to be my TV highlight of the year #BBAU— Colonel Kickhead (@colonelkickhead) May 9, 2022
Joel Put Three Women Up For Elimination
After winning the challenge, Joel nominated Aleisha, Mel and Lulu for elimination.
So, there’s obvs a phat male alliance developing here…
Everyone kept chatting about booting Lulu and f*ck you all.
is there way the whole “j squad” can be eliminated straight up instead? #BBAU— cait (@bvtterflykth) May 9, 2022
Say Mel of Melbourne one more time lmao #bbau— 👁Big Brother Bants🤡 BBAU-BACH-MAFS (@BBAU_BANTER) May 9, 2022
The Royalty’s Secret Was Exposed
The newbies found out the OGs had been in the mainframe and hell broke loose.
Johnson just about peed his pants.
The royals got the option to cancel the eviction, which… they did.
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